Overview


Synopsis

Falsettos is the story of a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional -- but loving -- Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart, when bisexual Marvin leaves Trina for a man called Whizzer. Trina, meanwhile, ends up romantically involved with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, their son, Jason, is stuck in the middle. Included in the mix are a lesbian, Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia. When Marvin's lover, Whizzer, is diagnosed with AIDS, the entire family -- non-traditional as it may be -- must put aside their issues and come together.

Notes: This two-act musical is in fact a synthesis of a trilogy of one acts: In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, and Falsettoland.


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1992
Genres
Comedy
Time & Place
new york, 1979, 1981, tony
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, child, early teen characters

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